By Roy Peter Clark
America's such a lot influential writing instructor deals an enticing and useful consultant to potent short-form writing.
In tips to WRITE brief, Roy Peter Clark turns his consciousness to the paintings of portray one thousand photographs with quite a few phrases. brief varieties of writing have regularly existed-from send logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. yet during this ever-changing web age, short-form writing has develop into an important ability. Clark covers the best way to write potent and strong titles, headlines, essays, revenues pitches, Tweets, letters, or even self-descriptions for on-line relationship providers. With examples from the lengthy culture of short-form writing in Western tradition, easy methods to WRITE brief publications writers to crafting significant prose, even in one hundred forty characters.
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For examples of the Herald’s contents, see the October 24, 1835, and April 12, 1836, issues of the Herald, which feature, among other things, coverage of the grisly murder of Helen Jewett, news of a fatal steamboat accident, stories of a stabbing and the death of a prodigal heir, and a brief item with this taunt of a rival paper: “THE SUN is alarmed (and very justly too) at the rapid progress of the Herald in popularity, patronage, and circulation. ” 12. Henry David Thoreau, “Slavery in Massachusetts,” in Reform Papers, ed.
Franklin had been elected president (an honorary title) of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society in 1789, and as the society’s titular head, he drafted memoranda related to slavery. Franklin’s memorial to Congress of February 3, 1790, written two months before his death, speaks to the inalienable right of freedom and the destructive practice of slavery in a purportedly free country. ”27 Franklin’s views on slavery were humanitarian, to be sure, but they also were driven by a lifelong concern that political practices ought to support the potential of each human being to fulfill certain social roles for the good of the majority of the people.
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, in Slave Narratives (New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 2000), 362; Frederick Douglass, “Our Paper and Its Prospects,” Dec. 3, 1847, The Papers of Frederick Douglass, Container 21, Reel 13, Library of Congress; Canada, Literature and Journalism, 52; Thoreau, “Slavery in Massachusetts”; Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, ed. Mary R. Reichardt (San Francisco: Ignatius, 2009), 259; Rebecca Harding Davis, “Life in the Iron-Mills,” in A 22 14.
How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times by Roy Peter Clark